A full day after Apple implemented their much-rumored retail meetings and changes, the company has deployed changes to their retail stores. Most significantly, Apple is now using iPads as interactive kiosks to display product information, and allowing for customers to queue up for help with a specific product, instead of finding an open specialist themselves. […]
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Reports From Apple’s Retail Makeover Surface

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A full day after Apple implemented their much-rumored retail meetings and changes, the company has deployed changes to their retail stores. Most significantly, Apple is now using iPads as interactive kiosks to display product information, and allowing for customers to queue up for help with a specific product, instead of finding an open specialist themselves.

The iPads used to display information, are modified units which do not receive data or charge through the standard dock connector, but rather a thin, ribbon-like cable in the back. These iPad also lack the use of the home button, which of course, is to prevent customers from quitting the software displaying information to the customers.

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A photo has also surfaced of an inspiration note left by Apple for retail employees. In it, we learn some interesting numbers, Apple operates 325 stores in 11 countries, and in the ten years Apple has ran stores, they have welcomed over 1 billion customers.

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